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Umlani Bushcamp

3.0 of 5 Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Glen Iris, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly unique experience The food the service the game drives the treetop cubby house this place has it all Saw big 5 in 3 days a pack of wild dogs hunting and a giraffe drinking at water hole whilst we were in the treehouse Highly recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and friendly personel. Excellent safaris whith very competent rangers and trackers. Good food and very nice accomodation. Good chance to se the Big Five! We really recommend Umlani Bushcamp!

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los angeles, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there is such a thing as decadent roughing it, this is it! An amazing outdoor experience with opportunities to witness all of the wildness of South African animals in their natural habitat, with all of the comforts of hotel staff. I cannot recommend it enough! Spend a night in the treehouse if you can!

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hoedspruit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 2 days at Umlani in december, and really enjoyed it ! Nothing fancy but comfortable huts, friendly & reliable staff, good food and some amazing sightings, especially a leopard one. This is real african bush experience. Highly recommended if you are not stuck to 5 stars.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A group of us travelled to Umlani for our third visit as a group. Some of the group had been there on many more occasions. As a genuine "Bush" experience it does not get any better. No electricity, No cell phone, good food, wonderful game drives with very knowledgeable rangers. We had four nights which we agreed was just the... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Umlani and for coming back for a third visit . I am pleased with your appreciation of Umlani as being a genuine bush experience . Hope fully we see you for a fourth visit. best regards Marco More 

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We spent 4 of the greatest nights at Umlani back in early Sept. Animals galore. We were there during the end of the dry season and saw the Big 5 in two game drives in just 2 days and then repeatedly over the subsequent 6 drives. Our driver Johnson and our tracker Ephraim were excellent at finding the game and... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for the review , how's the drumming coming along haha ? I am glad you had some of the greatest nights at Umlani.We appreciate you recommending Umlani to others . best regards Marco More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This lodge was he first part of a three reserve trip, and my second experience of South Africa. The lodge was excellent, and I loved not having electricity for a few days, no mobile phones constantly going off!! The food was really good home cooked and wholesome. The staff and hosts were fantastic. I was fortunate to have some truly... More 

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Thank you for reviewing Umlani I am happy to read you had an awesome experience and gameviewing . all the best Marco More 

Cancun, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Beautiful family vacation at the umlani bush camp. We reserved for three nights only but had fabulous guides with Sincle and Maurice, warm welcome, by joanne the assistant manager and goodness the chef. Food was excellent and very authentic, rooms were naturally simple, clean amd had surprisngly hot water. The experience and location itself absolutely speechless as the camp is... More 

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Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor I was pleased to read that you had a beautiful family Vacation at Umlani. I am also happy that Sinhle ,Morris ,Joanna ,Goodness did us proud also thank you for expressing your appreciation for a successful family reunion it was our pleasure. You being in the hospitality industry yourself I take note and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Spent 2 nights at the camp with family. Great experience all round. Welcoming staff who were so Attentive throughout our visit. Very comfortable bush huts with outdoor showers. No electricity, TVS or Internet made the visit even more unique. The twice daily game drives were definitely the highlight - surreal experiences managed by an excellent ranger and tracker. Food was... More 

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Thank you for the positive review on Umlani we appreciate it and I am happy to hear it was a experience of a life time. best regards Marco More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Umlani Bushcamp was one of the most amazing experiences. From the time we arrived to the time we left, the staff were so friendly, helpful and so extremely hard working. The meals were outstanding. The game drives were awesome (seeing leopard with 2 cubs was so exhilarating). All in all, a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it... More 

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thank you for reviewing Umlani on Tripadvisor we appreciate it very much I am glad you had the most amazing experience and also for recommending Umlani to fellow bush lovers. best regards Marco More 

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Umlani Bushcamp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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